AC Systems offers a full line of infrared products. Products include applications for (but not limited to):
- Garages, Warehouses, Hangars
- Vestibule and Entry Ways
- Outdoor Patios
- Athletic Facilities
Benefits of Infrared Heating
Radiant heaters heat a building and its occupants like the sun heats the earth. Infrared rays heat floors, people and objects, not air. These objects become heated when they absorb infrared energy.
Reduced Energy Consumption and Quick, Free Heat RecoveryIn commercial and industrial buildings, rapid air changes and heat loss commonly occur when large doors are opened. As a result, valuable heated air escapes outdoors, wasting money. With low-intensity, infrared heaters, energy stored in floors and objects is re-used for faster energy recovery in the space, without burning more fuel. In addition, since there is no need for ceiling fans to push heat to the floor, electrical usage can be reduced.
Less Heat Stratification, Reduced Building Heat lossBecause radiant heaters do not introduce heated air into the space, there is less heat stratification. Air temperatures at the ceiling are lower than with other heating systems. Lower ceiling temperatures result in reduced heat loss through the roof and lowered building heat loss. Lowered building heat loss means less heat is needed to heat the same space.
Greater Comfort at Lower TemperaturesTo obtain energy savings of up to 50% over conventional heating systems, it is essential to design an infrared system for maximum distribution and comfort. When designing radiant systems for comfort, or reaching the operative temperature (T0), designers need to maximize the mean radiant temperature (MRT) and depress the air temperature (Tair).For example, to reach a perceived comfort of 65° F (18° C), with infrared heaters, the air temperature can be lowered to 55° F (12° C). This helps reduce energy costs! Due to elevated mean radiant space temperature, building occupants feel the same amount of warmth when thermostats are set 5° to 10° F (-15° to -12° C) lower with low-intensity heaters than with other heating systems. Lower thermostat set point translates into additional energy savings.
Clean, Quiet, Draft-Free HeatSince radiant heaters quietly warm objects without drafts or blowing air, heated areas are cleaner and quieter.